We booked accommodations in Lebanon, NH from Oct 4-6. First and last day is allocated for traveling (8hr drive) but we have all Saturday (Oct 5) early AM to late PM to explore the White Mountains area. I am a bit unsure though as to where exactly we should go. I read that Rt 112 through White Mountains from Lincoln to Conway is a must do and one of the prettiest roads for leaf watching. Would you agree? If so, what would be your suggestion as to how we should plan our route from Lebanon? Should we take 118 towards the mountains and Rt 112, or it's not worth it (no spectacular scenery on 118) and just head up I-91 [or I-93 (????)] towards 112 in order to save time?
And secondly, once we hit Conway, do you suggest we head North through the mountains and around, or the opposite - South towards the lakes region?
Neither me nor my husband have ever been to NH so it is very hard for us to judge what would be more spectacular during this time of year.
Note: our accommodations are in Lebanon for both nights.